The Federal Government has released fresh guidelines for the re-opening of schools in the country.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce PTF, on Covid-19 Sani Aliyu, said schools and educational bodies that plan to re-open must leave detailed communication protocols that include parents, school health teams, school authorities and local state officials.

He disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

Schools around the country have began to re-open after more than five months of closure, as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel disease.

“The Federal Ministry of Education, The PTF and the National Centre for Disease Control NCDC, have developed guidelines to ensure schools can re-open, minimise the risk of transmission and continue to operate safely.

“Schools and educational bodies that plan to re-open must have detailed communication protocols that include parents, school health teams, school authorities and local state officials.

“They must also have a system for providing regular updates for parents, staff and relevant authorities as well as communicate changes to procedures effectively and clearly to understand how Covid-19 can spread and how to mitigate the spread in line with official guidelines.

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